Over the past few years we have been constantly hearing that Apple is working on a wearable device. The company itself has dropped no such hints so the situation isn’t really that clear. Ming-Chi Kuo, the famed Apple analyst at KGI Securities, says in a new report that its possible for Apple to push the iWatch release to next year probably due to issues with the manufacturing process.
A report Kuo released back in july claimed that Apple would begin mass producing the iWatch in November with a possible launch expected in 2015. While analyst predictions tend to be hit or miss quite often Kuo is believed to be one of the very that have accurately predicted Apple’s moves in the past.
The analyst believes that the iWatch’s component and system design is proving to be troublesome in production process and that the integration between hardware and software is a challenge for Apple. Even the sapphire display cover is thrown in for good measure, the same material is believed to be causing production difficulties for the iPhone 6 as well.
On the other hand there’s complete radio silence from Apple over wearable devices even though many of its rivals in the market have already jumped on the bandwagon. The iWatch is expected to be fitness focused and priced between $249 and $299 if and when it is ultimately launched.